There is much debate about and interest in the development of academic standards. However, there is little agreement on what the standards are, or even what the term `standards' represents. This book explains in clear language exactly what different experts mean by standards. The author then lays out a simple framework and step-by-step process to develop and implement standards for the students in schools.
What Do We Mean by Standards?
A Changing World and the Demand for Standards
`Framework for Excellence'
Developing a Vision of Standards Through Stakeholder Involvement
Designing the Curriculum
Developing Content Standards
Identifying Benchmarks and Performance Indicators
Linking Curriculum with Comprehensive Assessment
Attending to Other Curriculum Details
Leading a Standards-Based Organization